What's Hot in Home Furnishings
The perfect combination of modern and antique, New Orleans is a cosmopolitan spirit surrounded by an historic frame. These interior decorations range from recently created pieces to treasures as old as the city itself, but all can add to the quintessential feel of a New Orleans home.
Ecru Antiques & Interiors, 3933 Magazine St., 304-9475, EcruAntiques.com
Focusing on the rustic charm of the French countryside, Ecru Antiques & Interiors offers unique home accessories that will add an eclectic European touch to any home. These vintage Murano glass lamp bases measure 9.5 inches at the diameter and stand 35 inches tall. Topping them with lovely linen drum shades completes both the lamps and the room they illuminate.
Villa Vici, 4112 Magazine St., 899-2931, VillaVici.com
Villa Vici offers customers an eye-catching combination of modern designs and reclaimed wood to create truly original pieces. This “Storm” Cabinet, clad in aged brass and lined with sycamore wood, is a take on Julian Chichester’s Twister Cabinet and a good example of the creative vision found at Villa Vici.
Wren’s Tontine Shade & Design, 1533 Prytania St., 525-7409, WrensTontine.com
Floor to ceiling interior design is the specialty at the family owned and operated Wren’s Tontine. From custom curtains to upholstered bedding, the items offered here are sure to create an elegantly original look in a room. The lavish padding of this headboard, embellished with deep tufted buttons, adds to the comfort of a bed and cushioned pillows.
Waldhorn & Adler, 343 Royal St., 581-6379, WaldhornAdlers.com
Waldhorn & Adler has offered sophisticated pieces, like this vintage English George III sideboard, since 1881. This side table measures 37 inches in height with a width of 75 inches, but the timeless beauty of its polished mahogany wood is sure to be a focal point of any room.
Rivers Spencer Interiors, 4601 Magazine St., 609-2436, RiversSpencer.com
Rivers Spencer Interiors mixes traditional style with current brands to create completely irreplaceable pieces. As the only outlet in New Orleans to feature Amy Howard Home, this white lacquered Anna chest from her collection is already special, and the gilt pulls simply tie the look together.
M.S. Rau Antiques, 630 Royal St., 523-5660, RauAntiques.com
M.S. Rau Antiques is the French Quarter home to an extensive collection of 18th and 19th century pieces, and this sterling silver Tiffany & Co. lamp, with an 1879 letter of authenticity, is no exception. The base of the 27 inch lamp, adorned in the luxurious “Chrysanthemum” pattern, once served as a water cooler until the company renewed this rare piece into the stylish lighting feature it is today.
Cole + Company, 2013 Metairie Road, 941-7001, ShopColeAndCo.com
Interesting home accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts can be found at the self-described “lifestyle boutique” Cole + Company. One piece that fits both descriptions is this “X” bar cart wrapped in gold leaf and featuring mirrored shelves that elongate its appearance. Use this cart to entertain all year round, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to wow guests during the upcoming holiday season.